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Happy 20th birthday World Wide Web!

On August 6, 1991, the World Wide Web made its debut as a publicly available service on the Internet. Now, 20 years later, we're giving it a big thank you for revolutionizing the world as we know it.

By August 6, 2011

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Happy 20th birthday, Microsoft Windows 95

Twenty years before it launched Windows 10 -- in a very different time and place -- Microsoft launched Windows 95.

By August 24, 2015


Yahoo marks 20th birthday with world yodeling record

The yodeling of 3,400 amateur yodelers sounds exactly like you think it would.

By March 2, 2015


Happy 20th birthday WWW!

As we blow out the candles to celebrate 20 years of the world wide web's existence, we look back at the best (or perhaps worst) things it has given us.

By August 21, 2011


Amazon to celebrate 20th birthday with Prime Day sale

The company claims the summer sale will have more deals than Black Friday, though the discounts will only be available to its Prime members.

By July 5, 2015


Was the VW Beetle the most important object of the 20th century?

The Volkswagen Beetle was a car that came close to never seeing the light of day, but on its way from fascist project to hippie icon it became one of the pillars of the automotive world. XCAR goes back to the start of the story and finds out whether the new Beetle deserves its name.

By November 14, 2014


Classic Car Club: Driving some of the great cars of the 20th century

The Classic Car Club offers the experience of driving some amazing cars without the hard work that ownership can bring with it. We tagged along for a night drive to take some of these awesome machines out for a spin.

By October 10, 2013


The fascinating stories of the X-Wing extras who were never stars, but were in 'Star Wars'

A long time ago, in a film studio far, far away, a ragtag alliance of unknown extras donned alien masks to shoot a low-budget sci-fi movie. New documentary "Elstree 1976" tells their stories -- CNET met its director, Jon Spira.

By October 9, 2015


Periscope goes wide with new 'Landscape' streaming feature

The popular live-streaming app's new mode allows users to watch broadcasts without having to tilt their head sideways.

By September 10, 2015


Father of SMS reflects on 20th anniversary of first text message

In a BBC interview via texting, Matti Makkonen discusses the birth and growth of SMS and how he shouldn't be considered its creator.

By December 3, 2012